I like the concepts but it requires specific coding and adding functionality for each animal type: Loads of work with very little gain. This game is still in the stage of polishing and expanding on core functionality.
Because of this I'd say, No we don't need it.
A question just for the sake of it.
Will pre-magic patch scrolls (that we are able to find ingame right now) work once the patch hits?
Or are there foreseen technical difficulties that will require us to find the scrolls again post-magic patch?
Vetrinary skill to bandage pets again
Mount attribute system expanded to non-mount pets
Breeding expanded to non-mount pets
Unique textures expanded to non-mount pets
Pet balance to make non-mount pets more effective in combat
Grouping system to avoid flagging eachother
Bow damage based on a...